The album needs to be approximately thirty minutes in length or longer. Slightly shorter albums will be considered as long as they contain a minimum of six tracks. Usually an album will contain six or more or tracks unless it is instrumental then it only needs to be approximately thirty minutes or longer. It preferably will have a feel, theme or style throughout the album.
Good quality recording is another important requirement in this category. There should be an appropriate album cover or packaging as well. All genres are included in this category.
We are looking for originality, strength of individual tracks and overall compositional / track layout.
In the case of compilations, we are looking at the skills of the compiler and how well the tracks are integrated.
Recording quality and production values are significant factors in this category.
Presentation e.g. album cover & packaging will be considered as a part of the whole.
YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUPPLY 4 X HARD COPIES IN CD FORMAT FOR THIS CATEGORY SEE INSTRUCTIONS WHEN YOU GO THROUGH THE SUBMISSION PROCESS.
Entries are locked into category whether they are suitable or not. If an entry is incorrectly placed, then it will be excluded from the marking process.